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Consequences for Church
That Staged Altered
Aug 24, 2022 9:57 AM CDT
Consequences for Church That Staged Altered
Lines were rewritten to reference Jesus before sermon claiming homosexuality as sin
The Texas church that staged two performances of what
calls an unauthorized and "Christianized" version of the musical
will pay unspecified damages for doing so. The Door Christian Fellowship Ministries in McAllen confirmed in a statement that it "did not ask for, or receive, a...
With Ex-Actor Over
a Dressing Room
Oct 14, 2021 6:50 AM CDT
New Duel: With Ex-Actor Over a Dressing Room
Transgender actor: show wouldn't renew contract over request for gender-neutral dressing room
- A former
cast member has filed a discrimination complaint against the show, and their lawyer says it's one that should serve as "a wake-up call for the theater industry." Suni Reid, a Black transgender nonbinary actor who'd appeared with the New York, Chicago, and Los...
Here Are Your
Tony Award Winners
Sep 27, 2021 12:00 AM CDT
Here Are Your Tony Award Winners
'Moulin Rouge' wins big
Moulin Rouge! The Musical
, a jukebox adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s hyperactive 2001 movie, won the best new musical crown at the Tony Awards on a Sunday night when Broadway looked back to honor shows shuttered by COVID-19, mourn its fallen, and also look forward to welcoming audiences again. The...
More Than a Year Early
May 12, 2020 11:52 AM CDT
to Stream More Than a Year Early
Musical to be released July 3 on Disney+
- You can spend the Fourth of July watching
from the comfort of your own home. A filmed version of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, originally slated for release in October 2021, will now be shared on Disney+ on July 3, Miranda and Disney Executive Chairman Robert Iger announced...
Here's How You Can See
With Original Cast
Feb 3, 2020 2:22 PM CST
Here's How You Can See
With Original Cast
A 2016 filmed production is hitting the big screen
- Didn't see
with the original Broadway cast? Well, next year, you can—kind of. The production was filmed at Manhattan's Richard Rodgers Theatre in June 2016, before original cast members started leaving the show, and now that film is coming to the big screen. Disney spent $75...
Michelle Williams Finds a
Permanent +1—or Is It a +2?
Dec 31, 2019 6:10 AM CST
Michelle Williams Finds a Permanent +1—or Is It a +2?
Star said to be pregnant, engaged to 'Hamilton' director Thomas Kail
- It's been a busy year for Michelle Williams. First she split from husband Phil Elverum in the spring, after a surprise marriage the summer before. Then she started earning accolades for her star turn in
, the FX miniseries in which she plays singer and actress Gwen Verdon. Now...
Bolts for Doors Amid Chaos
Feb 16, 2019 11:11 AM CST
Audience Bolts for Doors Amid Chaos
An audience member's heart attack set things in motion
audience in San Francisco ran for the doors Friday night and injured three people after a woman attending the show had a heart attack,
reports. Seems someone pulled a defibrillator from a wall at the Orpheum Theatre, which triggered a fire alarm and caused what the San...
to Puerto Rico,
With Tears and
Its Original Star
Jan 12, 2019 5:30 AM CST
Went to Puerto Rico, With Tears and Its Original Star
Lin-Manuel Miranda reprised title role in emotional special fundraising performance
- Lin-Manuel Miranda reprised his lead role in the hit musical
on Friday night to start a two-week run in Puerto Rico expected to raise thousands of dollars for artists and cultural groups struggling in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Miranda took the stage for the first time since his...
Obama Debuts on
Billboard R&B Chart
Jan 3, 2019 6:59 AM CST
Obama Debuts on Billboard R&B Chart
'Hamilton' remix will benefit charity
- He's the former leader of the free world, and now a chart-climbing R&B hit-maker. Former President Obama gets a credit on "One Last Time (44 Remix)," a gospel-inspired remix of a song from
, which debuts at the No. 22 spot on
The Sunflower Photos
Went Viral, Then
Hell Broke Loose
Aug 6, 2018 7:16 AM CDT
The Sunflower Photos Went Viral, Then Hell Broke Loose
People taking pictures went berserk for selfies, creating a scene of 'utter chaos'
- The invite promised a "spectacular sight"; the reality was a spectacular disaster. For eight days at the end of July, all was fine as tourists flocked to the Bogle Seeds sunflower seed farm in Hamilton, Ontario. They were there at the invitation of the farm's owners, who'd...
Actor Calls Out
Crowd for Using Phones
May 1, 2018 3:05 AM CDT
Actor Calls Out Crowd for Using Phones
'This isn't a movie, What is up with you guys?'
- The lead actor in a production of the Tony Award-winning musical
has called out Salt Lake City theater-goers who pulled out their cellphones during performances in Utah. Soon after the show ended, Joseph Morales called the behavior shockingly rude in a tweet on Sunday, when he wrote: "SLC,...
Taking on Climate Change
Nov 13, 2017 6:05 PM CST
Creator Now Taking on Climate Change
The show's London debut will also be a fundraiser
- The creator of the hit musical
plans to use the show's international debut in London next month to raise money to combat climate change, the AP reports. Writer, composer, and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda and his wife, Vanessa Nadal, said Monday that donors to two environmental charities will be...
Is Hilarious on
Sep 15, 2017 8:00 AM CDT
Jennifer Garner Is Hilarious on Laughing Gas
She cries over 'Hamilton' in Instagram video
- Jennifer Garner
. On Thursday, the actress posted a hilarious video to Instagram in which she cries over the "beautiful" Broadway musical—while on laughing gas. "That time I had dental anesthesia… laughing gas + novocaine +
= you're welcome," the caption reads....
Nov 19, 2016 2:45 PM CST
'The theater must always be a safe and special place'
- Last night, the cast of the smash musical
thanked Mike Pence for coming to the show and asked him to please "uphold [the] inalienable rights" of all Americans as vice president. Well, Donald Trump wasn't going to let that kind of "harassment" slide,
Mike Pence Booed
Nov 19, 2016 6:20 AM CST
Mike Pence Booed at
Cast member tells him they're worried about new administration
- It wasn't quite the lion's den, but Mike Pence faced a largely hostile crowd when he took in hip-hop historical musical
on Friday night. The
reports that boos outnumbered cheers when Pence entered the Broadway show and the audience realized the Republican vice-presidential elect was among...
Jun 13, 2016 12:23 AM CDT
Scores Near-Record 11 Tonys
It was an emotional night on Broadway
, the hip-hop stage biography of Alexander Hamilton, won the 2016 Tony Award for best new musical, capping an emotional night in which many in the Broadway community rallied to embrace the LGBT community after a shooting at a gay Florida nightclub , the AP reports. Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical biography...
With 16 Tony
May 3, 2016 9:08 AM CDT
Makes Broadway History With 16 Tony Nods
No one's really surprised that Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit musical is leading the pack
- The megahit musical
has grabbed a record-breaking 16 Tony Award nominations, the biggest haul in Broadway history and another notch in the show's march into theatrical history. Lin-Manuel Miranda's hip-hop-flavored biography about the first US treasury secretary broke the 15-nominations record Tuesday held by
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